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Beautiful character cottage in picturesque village of Steyning.

Bedrooms 2
Space 548 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3. At Foot Of South Downs National Park Near Brighton.

Rosebud Cottage was built for tannery workers in the 1850's. Beautifully restored it is unusually light and bright. It is traditional but stylish.

Downstairs there is a comfortable, cosy sitting room; a well equipped separate kitchen - with a small dining table - and bathroom with a bath and shower.

Upstairs are two lovely bedrooms with plenty of storage. The main bedroom has a double bed, with an original Victorian fireplace and hand painted bedside cabinets. The second bedroom has a single bed but has plenty of space and a great view of the lovely back garden.

You can sit outside and relax in the front and back gardens. They have plants in flower throughout the year! You can listen to the mill stream which runs behind the back garden.

The cottage has a unique position. It is very close to the main street of Steyning with interesting independently run shops, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. At the same time it is on the edge of the small town and you can be on a country footpath within 5 minutes of leaving the cottage.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About owner/property manager

I grew up in West Sussex by the sea. I loved Brighton and often visited Steyning - going there for lunch in a country pub with my parents.

I was as a teacher for most of my working life - now I have retired and can devote my time to running Rosebud Cottage!

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2010

Why owner/property manager chose Steyning

I chose a cottage in Steyning as it is a lovely picturesque place. I looked at property for 2 years before I chose Rosebud Cottage. It was perfect for me!

What makes this cottage unique

I love the character of my cottage built in the 1850's. The position is perfect - on the edge of Steyning five minutes from country footpaths yet near local pubs, restaurants and shops. It couldn't be more convenient!

I also choose it because I realised how friendly people were in the terrace - sit in the front garden and everyone says hello. However if you want more privacy you can relax in the back garden and listen to the mill stream which runs behind the garden.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Steyning in Horsham District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a shower, washbasin and toilet. There are cabinets for storage and a shaver point. The room also houses a washing machine and tumble drier
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are beautifully furnished and decorated. The main bedroom has locally hand painted bedside cabinets and an original Victorian fireplace. Both beds are very comfortable. The double bed has a pocket sprung mattress with memory foam. Guests have wanted to buy an identical one!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Rosebud Cottage is especially light and bright. Built in the 1850's it has been beautifully converted & is traditional yet stylish. It is especially well equipped and can provide an excellent base for guests who are keen to walk locally or to explore the south of England.


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Beautiful character cottage in picturesque village of Steyning.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

All needs met and supplied. Very comfortable and would come again and would recommend it to others.thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. I am so glad you liked the cottage and do hope you will be able to stay again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
The Star Inn
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Singing Hills Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Shoreham by Sea
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Miles
The Sussex Produce Company
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Shoreham Beach
Car: recommended

Steyning is a lovely picturesque village with historic buildings and a small museum open throughout the year. The cottage is close to the High Street which has restaurants, pubs and independently run shops. There is also a leisure centre close by with a gym, classes and a swimming pool.

The cottage is a fantastic base for walkers as you are at the foot of the beautiful South Downs. You can be on a country footpath within 5 minutes of leaving the cottage. Make sure you walk up to the former Iron Age hill fort Chanctonbury Ring, three miles away, where you will have fantastic views.

The long distance footpath The South Downs Way is within a mile's distance, however you can also go on easier level walks. You can use the local maps, books and leaflets in the cottage to help you choose where to go.

Sussex has many historic buildings open to the public. I recommend the fifteenth century St Mary's House in the next village Bramber. Don't miss the Elizabethan manor house and gardens at Parham around six miles away. One of my favourite small towns locally is Arundel, where you can go to a new museum, Arundel Castle, the Wildfowl and Wetland Centre and Swanbourne Park and Lake.

If you would like a visit to the sea Shoreham Beach is a fifteen minute drive. Make sure you also take a trip to lively cosmopolitan Brighton where you can take a walk on the pier and go round the famous Royal Pavilion as well as enjoying the shops and restaurants!

It is easy to reach London from the station at nearby Shoreham by Sea. Trains run twice an hour and take 1 hour 15 minutes.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Damage Deposit £100

2 days cost 65% of weekly rate; 3 days 75%; 4 days 80%

Arrival time is after 4 p.m. departure time by 10 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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